POST STRIKE: PM quotes ‘Gita’ & talks about teaching perpetrators of terror a lesson

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New Delhi, Feb 26: On a day India conducted air strike in Pakistan destroying terror camps, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said heavenly powers will be always useful to fight the global menace of terrorism which is the enemy of the humanity.
”Manavta ke dushmanoan se dharti ko bachane ke liye prabhu ki shakti hamare saath hamesha rahti hai (To crush the enemies of humanity, the heavenly power is always with the righteous),” the Prime Minister said after unveiling the 800-kg ‘Bhagawad Gita’ in the world at Iskcon Temple here.
Appearing to be in jovial mood after hours of tense moments as Air Force carried out an unprecedented aerial strike, Mr Modi said a message has been given to ‘asur’ (demons) that they will be taken to a logical end.
Beginning his speech, Mr Modi said, ”Today was an important day”, drawing immediate chants of “Modi Modi” from the the audience in clear approval of the strike against the terror camps in Pakistan.
However, Mr Modi quickly responded saying “Hare Krishna” and maintained he was talking about the Gandhi Peace award function he attended at Rashtrapati Bhawan in presence of President Ram Nath Kovind.
He also pointed out to the gathering  — a large number of them being Krishna bhakts — that the spirit of Gita teachings is relevant in life as well as religion.
”The Gita teaches us harmony and brotherhood and from time immemorial Bhagwad Gita has been  India’s biggest gift to the world,” he said.
The Prime Minister said, ”We may belong to any country, may follow any religion but when a challenge comes, Gita shows solution can be found through the path of service and sacrifice.”
Referring to one of the most celebrated Gita shlokas, “Sambhavami Yuge Yuge” – Mr Modi said Lord Krishna has made it clear that whenever there is crisis and the wrongdoers ought to be taught a lesson, He would appear to help humanity redeem itself.
All this happened on a day, marked with fast paced actions when shortly after the second surgical strike since September 2016, India launched a massive diplomatic offensive, urging the international community to understand the gravity of the crisis Pakistan has created by aiding and abetting terrorism.


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